In my previous article interviewing the cast of the Law Revue, I used the word unhinged to describe the dynamic. After seeing the show, I would argue that my description still stands. The Auckland Law Revue 2021 is the unhinged result of shitloads of caffeine, theatre kids dreaming of what could’ve been, and breakdown-induced writing. In a good way, of course.
I made the journey to Academy Cinema, mildly apprehensive of how the Revue would fit on such a minuscule stage, but somehow they made it work. With last year’s Revue being completely online, it was a mission to bring it to the stage but the team managed to pull it off. The loosely structured plot linking all of the high energy skits together is based on Dawn Freshwater being an evil demon haunting students’ dreams, so any criticism of the revue being unrealistic can probably be disregarded immediately. Both the live and pre-recorded skits are full of biting satire and topical jokes, and don’t shy away from ripping into themselves or other faculties.
Highlights include law dudes stripping down for no reason, a furry farmer’s wet dream, and a disjointed plot that makes absolutely no sense but is enjoyable nonetheless. The cast was energetic (or just drunk), the audience was lively (or just drunk), and this reviewer very much enjoyed the show (or I was just drunk). Either way, make sure you get your tickets for the rest of the show because you don’t want to miss this.